Hunting and Fishing licenses are available through the Town Clerk’s office, which is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 4:30pm. Below are most season dates and prices for the 2015-2016 year. More information can be found at NYS Department of Environmental Concern.

2015-2016 Hunting Season Dates:

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Bowhunting: October 1-November 20, December 8-16
Crossbow:November 7-November 20
Regular (Shotgun): November 21-December 13 Muzzleloading: December 8-16
Youth Shotgun: October 11-13

*Note: Crossbows may be used during the set crossbow season (Nov. 7-20), regular (shotgun) season, and late bow/muzzleloading season (Dec. 8-16). However, to hunt with a crossbow during crossbow season or late bow/muzzleloading, a muzzleloading permit must be purchased. If no muzzleloading permit is purchased, you can only hunt with a crossbow during regular shotgun season (Nov. 21-Dec. 13). For additional clarification, visit the DEC website.

Turkey

Fall Turkey: October 17-30
Spring Turkey: May 1-31
Youth Turkey: April 23-24

Waterfowl

Canadian Goose: September 1-25, October 25- November 27, December 27-January 11
Duck: October 18- December 2, December 27-January 9

Small Game

Rabbit: October 1-February 29
Squirrel: September 1- February 29
Pheasant: October 17-31

2015-2016 Prices:

New York Residents

Hunting (Small and Big Game):  $22
Deer Management Permit Application:  $10
Military Disabled Hunting:  $5
Bowhunting Privilege:  $15
Bowhunting (40%+ Military Disabled or 70+ years):  No fee
Muzzleloading:  $15
Muzzleloading (40%+ Military Disabled or 70+ years): No fee
Junior Bowhunting (12-15 yrs): $4
Junior Hunting (12-15 yrs):  $5
Turkey Permit:  $10
Duck Stamp: $25  (not available at town clerk’s office, please visit a Post Office)
Fishing: $25
Fishing (40%+ Military Disabled or 70+ years): $5
Seven Day Fishing: $12
One Day Fishing: $5
Trapping: $20

Non-Resident

Hunting (Small and Big Game):  $100
Deer Management Permit Application:  $10
Military Disabled Hunting:  $5
Bowhunting Privilege:  $30
Muzzleloading:  $30
Junior Bowhunting (12-15 yrs): $4
Junior Hunting (12-15 yrs):  $5
Turkey Permit:  $20
Duck Stamp: $15  (not available at town clerk’s office, please visit a Post Office)
One Year Fishing: $50
Seven Day Fishing: $28
One Day Fishing: $10
Trapping: $275

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Picture taken in the Town of Ridgeway, July 2014